DUMBARTON OAKS OTHER TITLES IN PRE-COLUMBIAN STUDIES
Cover: Variations in the Expressions of Inka Power, from Harvard University PressCover: Variations in the Expressions of Inka Power in HARDCOVER

Variations in the Expressions of Inka Power

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HARDCOVER

$55.00 • £44.95 • €49.50

ISBN 9780884023517

Publication Date: 01/31/2008

Short

640 pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

30 maps, 10 graphs, 89 black and white illustrations, 74 color photographs

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Until recently, little archaeological investigation has been dedicated to the Inka, the last great culture to flourish in Andean South America before the sixteenth-century arrival of the Spaniards. While the Inka have been traditionally viewed through the textual sources of early colonial histories, this volume draws on recent archaeological research to challenge theories on the chronology and development of the Inka Empire and how this culture spread across such a vast area. The volume demonstrates the great regional diversity of the Inka realm, with strategies of expansion that were shaped to meet a variety of local situations beyond the capital in Cusco. Using a range of theoretical and methodological approaches, scholars from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities provide a new understanding of Inka culture and history.

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